Inspec on Ovid

Guides to using controlled indexing when searching Inspec on the Ovid platform.

Inspec produces a number of free guides searching Inspec on Ovid, which can be downloaded.

 

 

Inspec on Ovid quick reference guide 

 

 

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Inspec on Ovid user guide

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Inspec on Ovid user guide - Spanish

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Chemical indexing

A controlled indexing system for inorganic substances and material systems designed to overcome a number of problems which arise when searching for chemical substances using uncontrolled index terms.

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Numerical indexing

Used to solve problems arising from the variety of ways in which an author may express a particular value. Inspec's numerical data indexing standardises the format in which numerical values are shown.

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Training videos for the OvidSP platform

A free online training session showing how to search Inspec on OvidSP is available from Wolters Kluwer.

The Inspec Database on the OvidSP platform: subject search examples
This is the first of 2 videos showing Inspec search examples on the OvidSP platform.  This video demonstrates how using Inspec’s subject indexing may be used to refine and retrieve results that closely match the searcher’s requirements.  The different search options are reviewed including how to refine your search and use Inspec keywords and classification codes to produce accurate results. 

The Inspec Database on the OvidSP platform: author, affiliation and other special searches
This is the second of 2 videos showing Inspec search examples on the OvidSP platform.  This video demonstrates how to carry out effective searches for authors, author affiliations, conference and source information, publication types, language, treatment codes and keywords in publication titles.